Day 143-149, 366 Day Project

Day 143-149, 366 Day Project

366 Day Project   “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   “Noosa” Day 143 (22 May 2016) Visiting Noosa Heads with friends today, we took a detour down Claude Batten Drive to show our visitors the beautiful Noosa Spit Reserve. I took this image standing on the end of the path looking over ocean. I love the simplicity of this shot with the three guys playing in the waters edge. If you haven’t been to Noosa Spit Reserve I highly recommend, it’s a beautiful spot for a picnic and swim.   “Travis”  Day 144 (23 May 2016) Meet Travis, how cool is he? Travis is a Dogman creation by the very talented couple Sydney-based contemporary artists Gillie and Marc the husband and wife team. Gillie and Marc first met in Hong Kong. She was a nurse from England and he was a boy from the ‘burbs’ of Melbourne. Instantly they realised they’d found their soulmate, someone to start a journey encompassing their mutual love for art and adventure. Seven days later they were married in the foothills of Mount Everest. They not only share an unsurpassed dedication to their art but also love for their two children, whom Gillie describes as their ‘best friends’ — along with their fur baby, Indie, or course. Gillie and Marc’s iconic characters, Rabbitgirl and Dogman, tell their own spectacular love story while celebrating the powerful spiritual relationship that can exist between man and animal. The artists paint, sculpt and photograph with the goal to create joyful, thought-provoking and interactive works that celebrate unlikely unions while inspiring us to re-examine the status...
Day 136-142, 366 Day Project

Day 136-142, 366 Day Project

366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   “Waiting” Day 136 (15 May 2016)  For those of you following my project you’ll notice that my favorite fur friend and companion is none other than Miss Kodie Dalla. We rescued her in May last year and she’s become our big baby. She’s regularly featured throughout my project. You can see more of Kodie in the following Days photos: 110 (Kodie), 89 (Companion), 81 (Kodie), 75 (Kodie), 54 (Best Friends), 50 ‘The Journey’, 48 ‘shadows’ 30 ‘Kodie’ 17 ‘Hubby & Dog’. “Good things come to those who wait.” I just had to add this image because it’s what I see so often… cute little pleading eyes looking up at me. She sits on her side of this line; just outside the perimeter of the kitchen zone she knows all too well and waits patiently for her diner. Kodie is the first dog I’ve owned that is so food focused that almost nothing else matters…oh except walk, play times and hugs. “Eternity” Day 137 (16 May 2016) Writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often within public view. Arthur Malcolm Stace (9 February 1885 – 30 July 1967), otherwise known as Mr Eternity, was an Australian eccentric and soldier, a reformed alcoholic who converted to Christianity and spread his message by writing the word “Eternity” in copperplate writing with chalk on footpaths in and around Sydney, from Martin Place to Parramatta for about 35 years, from 1932 to 1967. Stace walked the streets of Sydney at night writing...

Day 129-135, 366 Day Project

Days 129-135, 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   “Wall Art at Little Miss Saine” Day 129 (8 May 2016)   I spotted this really cool wall feature at my local hangout Little Miss Saine…I love the simplicity of the artwork and such a creative use of hiding a windowsill on a wall. Little Miss Saine is fully licensed with live entertainment and Boutique Beers, Ciders, Wines, Cocktails and Tapas style menu. Friday nights are a hit opening at 5pm until late. If you’re not doing anything on a Friday…go check them out.   “Rustic Ornament” Day 130 (9 May 2016)     I noticed this rustic pot plant ornament perched in a healthy rosemary plant at my local hangout Little Miss Saine…I love the quirky and simply décor of this café. Little Miss Saine is a Café and Bar, promoting products that are of high quality, a focus on artisan products that are good for you, good for your taste buds. Great food and atmosphere, with artisan delights and beans from boutique roaster Belissimo. Little Miss Saine is fully licensed with live entertainment and Boutique Beers, Ciders, Wines, Cocktails and Tapas style menu. Friday nights are a hit opening at 5pm until late. If you’re not doing anything on a Friday…go check them out.   “Lennox” Day 131 (10 May 2016)   Meet Stevie and her precious 4-month-old son, Lennox. I love photographing babies, they’re such an amazing gift, and becoming a parent, regardless of whether it’s for the first or sixth time, is one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences of...
Day 122-128, 366 Day Project

Day 122-128, 366 Day Project

Days 122-128 : 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   “Daughters” Day 122 – (01 May 2016)   On this day 30 years ago I was blessed with the best gift EVER…my gorgeous daughter… Kaleah A Daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend. A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous. Her Smile makes me smile. Her laugh is infectious. Her heart is pure and true. Above all I love that she is my daughter. When I tell her I Love her I don’t say it out of habit or to make conversation. I say it to remind you that YOU are the Best Thing that ever happened to me.   “Dreamer of Peace”  Day 123 (2 May 2016) Dreamer of Peace – statue of Peace Run founder Sri Chinmoy in a park in Yarralumla Bay on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, ACT Be inspired by Sri Chinmoy the Spiritual Master, Poet, Musician, Athlete and more… Sri Chinmoy is a glowing example of the boundless potential of the human spirit. Poet, composer, musician, artist, humanitarian, athlete and spiritual teacher, his life and works have inspired millions around the globe… “There shall come a time when this world of ours will be flooded with peace. Who is going to bring about that radical change? It will be you: you and your sisters and brothers, who are an extension of your reality-existence. You and your oneness-heart will spread peace throughout the length and breadth of the world.” ~ Sri Chinmoy   “5twigs” Day 124 (3 May...
Day 115-121, 366 Day Project

Day 115-121, 366 Day Project

Days 115-121 : 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!” “Faces” Day 115 – (24 April 2016) Out dining with friends I spotted this cool wall art mural along Ocean Street. Sometime about the eyes intrigued me…captivating yet a little crazy. “A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.” ~ Oscar Wilde “A man’s face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man’s thoughts and aspirations.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer “Lest We Forget” Day 116 – (25 April 2016) Lest we forget : Anzac and the language of remembrance Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as Anzacs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day. Today we commemorate our diggers, it’s a day to thank them for their service & remember those who died defending our freedom. Australians recognise 25 April as a day of national remembrance, which takes two forms. Commemorative services are held across the nation at dawn – the time of the original landing, while later in the day, former servicemen and servicewomen meet to take part in marches through the country’s major cities and in many smaller centres. Commemorative ceremonies are more formal, and are held at...
Day 114 – 366 Day Project

Day 114 – 366 Day Project

“Bug”   Day 114 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   How cool is this little guy which I spotted on a bush at Cotton Tree park on Anzac Long weekend. Did you know that Scutelleridae is a family of true bugs. They are commonly known as jewel bugs or metallic shield bugs due to their often-brilliant coloration. They are also known as shield-backed bugs due to the enlargement of the last section of their thorax into a continuous shield over the abdomen and wings.  This latter characteristic distinguishes them from most other families within Heteroptera, and may lead to misidentification as a beetle rather than a bug. These insects feed on plant juices from a variety of different species, including some commercial crops. Closely related to stink bugs, they may also produce an offensive odour when disturbed. There are around 450 species worldwide. Pretty amazing when you get up close and personal don’t you think? Next time you spot a bug or insect, I challenge you to lean in and get a closer look.  I guarantee you’ll be surprised and amazed by these creatures as much as I am.        ...